Evolution’s Horror is Subtle by Design

Evolution’s Horror is Subtle by Design

The odd and resonant Evolution is a beautiful and seductive slice of art-house horror. Written and directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović, the French-language film circles around its central mysteries without addressing them directly. Its elusive nature is one of its greatest strengths. Evolution left me wondering what the rest of the

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Read This: The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

Read This: The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

Jon Morris’s The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains is a natural sequel to his The League of Regrettable Superheroes. Let’s face it: Without anyone to fight against, the superheroes are just a bunch of folks running around in funky spandex underoos. Let’s also face that very few supervillains will have the

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Re-Read This: Of Dice and Men

Re-Read This: Of Dice and Men

Revisiting another blast from the past     Of Dice and Men The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It David M. Ewalt Scribner: 288 pp., $26         Back in 2013, when David Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men came out, I had not

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Re-Read This: The League of Regrettable Superheroes

Re-Read This: The League of Regrettable Superheroes

Revisiting an oldie but goodie Some comic book superheroes make you think, and some make you wonder. Guess which ones show up in Jon Morris’s The League of Regrettable Superheroes? “More sophisticated storytelling, including such high-profile critical successes as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen, encouraged a new generation of

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Misfits & Monsters Fits the Bill

Misfits & Monsters Fits the Bill

Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits &Monsters is, not surprisingly, pretty strange. Goldthwait–a man known for his incredibly dark sense of humor– writes, produces, and directs the new comedy series airing on TruTV with a fully self-aware sense of the absurd. So far, the half-hour episodes play more like Tales from the Crypt

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What’s in the Giant Black Granite Sarcophagus?

What’s in the Giant Black Granite Sarcophagus?

An enormous black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Alexandria, Egypt during a pre-construction inspection of a building lot. Mostafa Waziri of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said that the 9-foot long, 5-foot wide, and 6-foot tall sarcophagus may be the largest ever discovered in the city. It dates to

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Blade Runner Universe Expanding in Books

Blade Runner Universe Expanding in Books

Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing are collaborating on expanding the Blade Runner universe on the printed page. The companies will produce comics and graphic novels that explore the in-canon world of the Blade Runner films, as well as non-fiction publications that describe the technical, behind-the-scenes process. Titan Publishing is

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RoboCop Returns Goes for the R

RoboCop Returns Goes for the R

Neill Blomkamp (District 9) has announced he will make sure his upcoming RoboCop Returns is R-rated. RoboCop Returns will be a direct sequel to the 1987 original, completely ignoring the spate of watered-down earlier sequels as well as the 2014 remake. RoboCop Returns will be based on a draft of

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Cape Canaveral Retires Last Two Launch Towers

Cape Canaveral Retires Last Two Launch Towers

When you think NASA, you think Cape Canaveral and its launch towers. But last week, the 62 year old two towers at Complex 17 were knocked down. The mobile service towers were built in 1956, and had supported the launches of three hundred and twenty five rockets and missiles. They

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Read This: Lovecraft Country

Read This: Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country starts with a fascinating premise–what would it be like as an African-American to battle the forces of darkness while also battling the rampant racism of 1950s America? Matt Ruff gives the idea a good run in his episodic 2016 novel. The interconnected stories are well-paced and well-told, and

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